Meet Our EMDR Trainers & Consultants

Nancy Anderson, MA, CMHC

EMDRIA-Approved Consultant & Trainer

Nancy has been practicing clinically for over 30 years and has a private practice in Moab, UT, where she specializes in trauma resolution for adults. Nancy cares passionately about offering EMDR in a holistic manner to clients and about facilitating skill development in EMDR in practitioners. She is a certified consultant and offers ongoing EMDR consultation groups with specialty in integrating EMDR with Internal Family Systems and other complex issues.

Moab, UT
(970) 366-3638

Jessica Harris, LCPC, LPC

EMDRIA-Approved Consultant

Jessica Harris, LCPC, LPC is an Approved Consultant with expertise in assisting executives and business leaders in navigating challenges related to anxiety, trauma, and postpartum return to work. With a comprehensive background in EMDR and reproductive mental health, Jessica brings specialized training to her clinical practice. Jessica has established herself as a trusted partner for individuals seeking effective strategies to address and overcome the complexities of anxiety and trauma within the demanding professional realm. With a compassionate and client-centered approach, she empowers her clients to unlock their full potential and achieve optimal emotional well-being.

Natalie Hisey, LPC, NCC

EMDRIA Consultant-In-Training

Hi, I’m Natalie! I began my journey in the field of psychology in 2012 overseeing nationally-funded research programs at The MIND Research Network in New Mexico, and I quickly found myself drawn to the art of counseling and connecting with others. I now specialize in trauma, addiction, and attachment theory and find that often, those three things are closely intertwined with one another. People often ask me: “Why did you decide to specialize in trauma? The truth is, trauma found me – it would present itself in all of my client’s stories.  I’ve dedicated my work to a deeper understanding of how trauma impacts our mental health, our relationships both with others and ourselves, and how with this knowledge, we can work toward healing. 

Driftwood, Texas

Lisa Ibekwe, LCSW

EMDRIA Consultant In Training

Lisa Ibekwe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based out of Georgia, with additional licensing to serve people in VT, NH, RI, PA, UT, FL, ME, SC, and MA. She has over 7 years of experience working in the mental and behavioral health space with children, teens, and young adults. She is an EMDR Approved Therapist and Consultant in Training. She provides EMDR consultation to EMDR practitioners who work with kids and teens. She is the Founder of The Comfy Place, a private practice based in Georgia that specializes in trauma but also works with a variety of mental health issues for people across the lifespan. Lisa is passionate about working with and healing trauma and thus uses her experience in EMDR to bring healing to kids and teens throughout the USA.

Atlanta, GA
(404) 594-1513

Susan Messal, LPCC

EMDRIA-Approved Consultant and Trainer

After earning her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Indiana University, Susan worked in residential treatment centers for children and adolescents in New Mexico for 10 years, serving as the Clinical Director for the last residential treatment center for 6 1/2 years. During this time, she was able to obtain evidence-based treatment modalities for their clinicians and was trained in EMDR therapy, amongst other evidence-based approaches. EMDR changed her passion for her career and her work with clients in such a dramatic and positive way. Since this time, she has had the privilege of working in private practices in Lincoln County, New Mexico for the last 5 1/2 years, focusing on EMDR therapy. She specializes in trauma for adolescents and adults now and loves to continue her passion for EMDR work through therapy, consulting, and training. Training clinicians in EMDR has many, many ripple effects in our communities throughout the world. This keeps her passion for this healing work alive, along with her desire to share this with as many others as possible.

Susan has trained in New Mexico, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Arizona. To set up a training with Susan please contact

Ruidoso, NM
(505) 273-0982


Sarah Penn, MA, LPCC

EMDRIA-Approved Consultant and Trainer

Sarah is a licensed LPCC and has over 11 years of experience working with a wide range of clinical issues. She is an EMDR Approved Consultant and Trainer and she provides EMDR consultation to fellow EMDR practitioners. She currently has a private practice in Albuquerque, NM which specializes in EMDR therapy. She is passionate about teaching EMDR and is energized by seeing the benefits of EMDR in client’s lives.

Sarah has trained in New Mexico, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Arizona. To set up a training with Sarah please contact

Albuquerque, NM
(505) 304-9431

Tanya R. Searles, MA, LP

EMDRIA-Approved Consultant and Trainer

Tanya is a Master’s Level Licensed Psychologist providing psychotherapy and counseling in a professional and non-judgmental out-patient setting in Hyde Park, Vermont. She has 20 years of clinical experience with a wide range of ages and presenting concerns. Tanya is an Approved Consultant and Trainer for EMDR Therapy. She has a passion for EMDR and sees its benefit in the treatment of many people seeking therapy.

Tanya has trained in Vermont, New Mexico, Georgia, and virtually. To set up a training with Tanya please contact

Hyde Park, VT
(802) 888-6215 ex. 7

Alissa Singh, LPC

EMDRIA-Approved Consultant and Trainer

After working in the nonprofit world both internationally and in my own community for nearly a decade, I realized that I needed more training to be able to answer the needs that I was daily seeing, and so I pursued my Masters in Counseling.  While still in my Masters program I came across EMDR, and so the journey began. I am blown away daily at how amazing our brains and bodies truly are, and how EMDR so naturally fits within the flow of healing from trauma.  Whether it be treating compound complex trauma built up over decades of time, or the big T type trauma of the world that we find ourselves in, the hope and healing that comes with EMDR is something quite wonderful. Being able to share this modality and train up other phenomenal clinicians practicing in their areas of expertise is such an amazing honor, and just thinking about it makes me smile. I would be delighted to share it with you soon!

Grand Junction, CO
(970) 270-5573


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